As the power supply is entirely restored, the minister suspects a “foreign hand”

Khurram Dastgir, the federal minister of energy, asserted that 22 hours after the national grid crashed, all electricity had been restored nationwide.

The government will also investigate whether foreign agents were engaged in the widespread power outage, according to Khurram Dastgir, who made the announcement at a news conference on Tuesday morning in Islamabad.

However, the country would only experience minimal load shedding during the next two days, according to the energy ministry.

He said that there was enough fuel on hand to power the thermal power units. He believed that routine load-shedding was occurring throughout the nation. According to Dastgir, the power transmission system was secure during the malfunction.

He claimed that the previous administration did not make investments in the electrical grid.

According to the minister, Karachi requires 1100 MW of power, which would be delivered soon. In Karachi, the power will shortly be restored. While coal power facilities took 48 hours to start, nuclear reactors needed two to three days.

He claimed that while internet hacking should be looked into, there were not many opportunities for outside involvement. Only Lahore Matiari Line, according to Dastgir, has a protective system.

He also told reporters that the outage was caused by a technical problem.


Asad Umar reports that 44 PTI legislators will not resign from the National Assembly.

Asad Umar, the leader of the PTI, stated on Monday that emails regarding the resignations of 44 PTI legislators from the National Assembly had been given to Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf.

He claimed that the speaker refused to accept all of the resignations at once, therefore Imran Khan, the PTI chairman, and the former prime minister gave the order to make the decision.

The nomination of the opposition leader will come as the next stage, Umar tweeted.


According to Umar, the following lawmakers have decided to revoke their resignations: Muhammad Riaz Khan, Muhammad Yaqoob Sheikh, Shaheen Niaz, Nasarullah Dareshar, Zulfiqar Ali Khan, Nafeesa Inayat Khan, Malik Anwar, Saleh Mohammad, Jai Parkash, Tahir Sadiq, Niaz Ahmed, Raza Nasarullah, Javed Iqbal, Munaza

Fawad Chaudhry, the leader of the PTI, announced that 45 legislators had agreed to reverse their resignations, allowing the party to reclaim the positions of leader of the opposition and parliamentary party.

He continued by saying that the purpose of the action was to remove the “fake” NA opposition leader and stop “turncoats” from casting their votes for Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

Following Umar’s announcement, PTI legislators organized a sit-in outside the home of the NA speaker to demand that their demands be granted right now.

Following the dismissal of PTI leader Imran Khan in April of last year, as many as 123 PTI members of parliament (MNAs) left the lower house of parliament in a mass resignation.

Only 11 of the resignations were ultimately accepted by NA speaker Ashraf, who said that the other legislators will be called in separately for verification.

Ashraf this Friday accepted the resignations of 69 more PTI MNAs and Sheikh Rashid, the leader of the Awami Muslim League, after delaying it for eight months with the threat of a confidence vote.

There have thus far been 80 PTI MNAs whose resignations have been accepted in total.

The PTI is attempting to push early general elections as of today’s development. In order to “send the government home,” it has already dissolved the assemblies of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.




Pakistan suffers a severe power outage.

LAHORE/KARACHI/QUETTA/ISLAMABAD: Large portions of the nation, including Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, and Quetta, are currently without energy due to a nationwide power outage that was caused by a “frequency difference” in the national system early on Monday morning.

That was said by Power Minister Khurrum Dastagir in an interview. As a cost-cutting strategy to lower fuel costs during the winter, the power-generating units are momentarily turned off at night.

“Frequency fluctuation was seen between Jamshoro and Dadu in the southern region of the country when the systems were turned on one by one this morning at 7:30. Voltage fluctuated, and as a result of cascading effects, power generating units were turned off one by one.

The federal minister declared as the nation descended into darkness for the second time in four months, “This is not a significant crisis.

The minister announced that some grid stations in Tarbela and Warsak have begun to be restored by his ministry.

Some of the grids of the  (PESCO) and (IESCO) have already been restored, according to the minister.

The minister explained that Karachi’s breakdown is problematic because the port city has a complete electric supply system.

“We typically supply K-Electric with 1,000–1,100 megawatts, but it will be back online in a few hours. How long it will take to resolve this issue is unknown.

The minister stated, “However, my goal is to restore energy throughout the nation within the next 12 hours.

The failure had already been confirmed by many power distribution firms before the energy ministry made its announcement.

According to Quetta Electric Supply Company, the two transmission lines have tripped, leaving 22 districts of Balochistan—including Quetta—without energy (QESCO).

Update on power in Karachi

At roughly 7:34 this morning, K-Imran Electric’s Rana made the statement. The national grid lost frequency, which had an effect on how electricity was delivered to various cities across Pakistan.

The network of the KE is safe and secure, Rana continued. This has also affected KE’s network, causing Karachi’s electricity distribution to be disrupted.

Our teams are keeping an eye on the situation and assisting with restoration efforts.

According to an IESCO representative, all 117 of its grid stations are without power.

In the meantime, PESCO acknowledged the power outage in areas where it provides electricity.

This is the second time in four months that a nation has had a serious power outage.

Earlier breakdown

Power outages occurred in October of last year in Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Quetta, Multan, and Faisalabad.

The electricity minister reported that at that moment, around 8,000 megawatts of power were lost.

Dastagir had previously stated that the government was concerned about the simultaneous faults in two power lines that had caused the breakdown. Along with promising action, he had also declared that a thorough investigation had been mandated.



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